Monday, August 31, 2009
Posted by Lael at 7:22 AM
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Actually in this case, you just got a glimpse into the life of the mom of a future lepidopterist. However, I promise that we always have dozens of containers with real insects (alive and dead) around the house, too.
Posted by Lael at 7:34 AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The kindergarten girl (who has been marking off days leading up to today on the calendar for two weeks)
and the 2nd grader (who set his own alarm for an extra early wake up, cooked himself a waffle, and was dressed complete with belt and shoes before my alarm even went off).
Posted by Lael at 11:46 PM
We had an "end of summer" night out at our local amusement park, "Joyland" last week. 3 hours on a Tuesday night is definitely the way to go. It was not crowded at all, and the weather was very nice.
Oliver from 35 feet (Brad is pushing him in the green stroller in the middle)
Oliver from 3 feet, after Kilian, Lucy and I got off the Sky Ride.
Camille's first and last ride
Posted by Lael at 11:00 PM
Posted by Lael at 9:00 PM
Friday, August 7, 2009
Lucy just stood around and pondered how it could be sunny and raining at the same time...and exactly what determines whether it is sprinkling or raining.
According to our 10 day forecast...looking at these pictures is the only rain we'll be seeing for a while around here!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Camille (3) and her cute cousin Max (also 3) decided to take over a puzzle that someone else had started one evening. I love how they are sharing a chair. I think they had differing opinions about what the best approach would be.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Then we did it again after the cousins arrived!
Posted by Lael at 2:00 PM
We had a nice week-long get away in the hill country last week with Brad's family. There were 7 kids, 8 and under in attendance and they did have fun (I promise!) even though this picture may not prove it. They just wanted to get in the pool!! It was the first time any of these guys had played "marco polo" and they loved it.
The last two years we all went to Surf Side, TX and rented a beach house, but this year we rented what we called a 'creek house' just outside Lampasas, TX instead. It was a large house with lots of bunk beds for kids that had a pool just outside the back door and nice creek just a short walk away. We were secluded and the kids could be as loud as they wanted outside!
Camille was good about reminding us that we needed to "put on our sun-scream so that we don't get any bosquito scratches". She especially enjoyed the water with a "puddle jumper" life jacket that her Grammy bought for her.
Lucy was a little fish. She has made HUGE progress with her swimming. In early May she would not even put her face in the water to blow bubbles. After swim lessons, then practice in a little inflatable back yard pool, and now a week of vacation - she is doing great!
Kilian also loved the pool, but of course he spent a fair amount of time looking for and catching bugs. He remembered to pack his net and butterfly house and they were certainly used on dragonflies, butterflies, grasshoppers and minnows.